Christmas at GAIL’s is all about the joy of seasonal flavours we taste but once a year. Spicy and sweet things filling the pantry. Goodies stashed away in tins that are strategically placed within reach. Candies in jars. Dried fruits and sweetmeats weighing down the tips of hand-knit stockings. The warmth around the tree, the twinkling of tiny lights, the alluring scents wafting from the kitchen.
Our bakeries brim with the quintessential Christmas classics, including our Pecan and Cranberry sourdough, as well as some new favourites, revisited in the full spirit of the season revisited with festive flavours and ingredients.
Mince Pies; sprinkled with demerara sugar
Christmas Buns; made with frangipane, chocolate crumbs, candied orange zest and vanilla. Iced with orange crème fraîche. Baked throughout the day, every day
Ricotta, sour cherry & pistachio croissant; twice-baked croissant, soaked in syrup, filled with vanilla ricotta and sour cherries, and topped with pistachio crumble
We will be running Christmas gingerbread baking classes for children in select bakeries listed below.
If you would like to join us for a baking class please visit or call one of our bakeries below and let our teams know. All classes will start at 4pm.
Tuesday 12th December
Wednesday 13th December
Thursday 14th December
Wednesday 20th December
Hove *class starts at 15:00
Our new Chocolate Muffin is made with bananas, dairy-free chocolate, cocoa powder, walnuts, brown sugar & maple syrup. The Vegan muffin batter is then topped with crumbled walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon, and baked for 25 minutes in our bakeries. We will also be launching a Vegan Hot Cocoa drink, which is made with Zuma100% organic cocoa and hot frothy milk. Both the Vegan Hot Cocoa and the Chocolate Muffin will be available in bakeries from 2nd November.
Our Winter salads include a hearty Lamb & beef kofta salad with spicy pumpkin purée, a Vegan Quinoa salad with a mix of wild rice & winter veg, and our new favourite – Asian slaw, topped with hot smoked salmon.
We always enjoy giving something back. So, in the lead-up to Christmas this year, we’re partnering with the Vineyard Community Centre and Richmond Food Bank to help support their fantastic work.
The Vineyard Community Centre and Richmond Food Bank offer support and sustenance to people who are homeless or in crisis in the local area. They provide a welcome and essential connection to the community for people who might otherwise feel lost. We’re proud to be supporting them with our bread.
Pop in to our Richmond bakery if you’d like to find out more about Spread the Loaf or how you can help too.
Our bakers have been baking ghoulish skulls, gory almond monster fingers and gingerbread skeletons for Halloween.
Available in all bakeries until 1st November.
We will also be running Halloween baking classes for children in select bakeries. Please visit our baking page to see where classes will be held.